- foolish, voluble talk: His speech was full of the most amazing blather.
- to talk or utter foolishly; blither; babble: The poor thing blathered for hours about the intricacies of his psyche.
Origin of blather
Examples from the Web for blathering
It's some of them blathering Barneys that's after calling me Bridget a widdy.The Misfit Christmas Puddings
The Consolation Club
Go out of that door, I'm telling you, and do your blathering below in the glen.In the Shadow of the Glen
J. M. Synge
You'd be a great one for keeping him steady at his work, for he's after idling and blathering to this hour from the dawn of day.The Well of the Saints
J. M. Synge
But my Irishmen are as jolly as ever, blathering and chaffing each other after their usual fashion.Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty
J. W. de Forest
Some blathering parsons say that this blessed Mission is teaching men to talk cant and Puritanism.The Chequers
- (intr) to speak foolishly
- foolish talk; nonsense
- a person who blathers
Word Origin and History for blathering
1520s, Scottish, probably from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse blaðra "mutter, wag the tongue," perhaps of imitative origin. Related: Blathered; blathering.
1787, from blather (v.).